About Wayfinder

Established by the Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics at Deakin University, Wayfinder is an industry partnership program that is responding to a major supply chain and logistics workforce challenge.

The world’s supply chains have become much more complex, thanks to a combination of a highly competitive fast changing environment, changing consumer expectations, increased risks and the impact of emerging technologies, and it’s driving a world wide talent shortage in the sector.

It also means that work in the supply chain sector has got a whole lot more interesting!

Wayfinder research indicates that improving the gender balance of our supply chain workforce makes for better business for all!

Proudly supported by Wayfinder sponsors

Interested in learning more about a career in supply chain and logistics?

Wayfinder’s digital Supply Chain Career Map showcases roles across 18 sectors, mapping education qualifications and experience, indicative salary range, key responsibilities, skills required, career pathways and study options outlines the education pathways to the wide range of supply chain careers.

Access the career map here

The Australian Government and iMOVE Australia commissioned Deakin University’s industry partnership program, Wayfinder: Supply Chain Careers for Women, on behalf of the the Infrastructure and Transport Ministers’ Meeting (ITMM), to look at the barriers to women in Australia’s transport industry and to undertake a stocktake of the initiatives currently in place to support women across all sectors of Australia’s transport industry.

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Hear from Male Leaders who are Championing Gender Diversity

This video series focuses on the important role that gender diversity plays in delivering not only better company performance and greater productivity but improved workplace culture.

Ingilby Dickson speaks with Matt Hollamby, Brisbane Manager Patrick Autostrad Terminal. Matt’s vision and Patrick’s commitment to building a culture that focuses on representation of women at all levels of the organisation were key to creating the WILpower cadetship program.

Ingilby Dickson speaks with Simon Acfield, Operations Director ANZ , Stanley Black and Decker.  This insightful discussion takes a deep dive into how building relationship, and driving culture leads to high performing teams.
Ingilby Dickson chats with Todd Emmert, Director Qube Bulk, about how diversity works at Qube and the positive impacts increased female participation has on their workforce
Ingilby Dickson chats with Paul Maraziotis, Head of Automated DC Operations and Optimisation and Andrew White, Distribution Centre Manager, at Coles, about how they are doing things differently and delivering successful business outcomes.

We thank our Foundation Sponsors

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Our National Partner

Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) is an industry-led, not-for-profit organisation focused on growing the share of Australian food in the global marketplace.

FIAL and Wayfinder are working together to showcase the career opportunities our fast growing and innovative agribusiness industry has to offer Australia’s talented young women.

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